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Palmyra man charged with stealing motorcycle in Cole County

Palmyra man charged with stealing motorcycle in Cole County

May 23rd, 2019 in Local News

A northeastern Missouri man was charged locally Wednesday with stealing a motorcycle last Friday.

Cole County prosecutors charged Dillon C. Johnson, 27, of Palmyra, with the Class D felony.

If he's convicted, Johnson faces a possible prison sentence of up to seven years, and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

In a probable cause statement, the Cole County Sheriff's Department said Johnson, using a different name, met with the victim at about 7 p.m. Friday on the parking lot of a business in the 7700 block of Heritage Highway.

The victim, identified in the charging document only as "Confidential Victim," was seeking to sell a 2013 Yamaha motorcycle valued at almost $11,000.

He agreed to let Johnson take the motorcycle on a test drive, but Johnson had not returned with the motorcycle after more than an hour.

Johnson has a criminal history, according to the probable cause statement.

He had not been arrested at the time the charge was issued.